Apostle Simon

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== Scriptural Reference(s) ==
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[[Image:Simon the Zealot.JPG|right|frame|Apostle Simon the Zealot]]
[[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 10:2-4, among others
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The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Simon the Zealot''' was one of the Twelve [[Apostles]] of [[Jesus Christ]], referenced in [[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 10:2-4 and other places in [[Holy Scripture]].  His [[feast day]] is [[May 10]].
 
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== Life ==
 
== Life ==
The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Simon''' was born in Cana of Galilee and was one of the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. He was the groom at the wedding feast where [[Christ]] changed the water into wine ([[Gospel of John|Jn.]] 2:1-11). Because of that [[miracle]], St. Simon left his home, parents and bride to follow Christ. After [[Pentecost]], he preached the [[Gospel]] in Mauritania in Africa.  
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Simon was born in Cana of Galilee and was one of the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. He was the bridegroom at the wedding feast where [[Christ]] changed the water into wine ([[Gospel of John|John]] 2:1-11). Because of that [[miracle]], St. Simon left his home, parents and bride to follow Christ. After [[Pentecost]], he preached the [[Gospel]] in Mauritania in Africa.  
  
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He ended his [[missionary]] work in Georgia. St. Simon was tortured and crucified by the pagans in Abkhazia.
  
== Martyrdom ==
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==Hymns==
After [[conversion|converting]] many to the Christian faith, St. Simon was tortured and crucified by the pagans.
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[[Troparion]] (Tone 3)
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:O holy apostle Simon,
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:entreat the merciful God,
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:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
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[[Kontakion]] (Tone 2)
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:Let us all bless the eloquent Simon in praise,
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:who sowed the doctrines of wisdom in the hearts of the faithful;
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:for he now stands before the throne of glory
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:and rejoices with the angels,
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:as he prays for us all unceasingly.
  
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== Source ==
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*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
  
== Feast Day ==
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==External links==
The Church remembers St. Simon the Zealot on [[May 10]].
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101337 Apostle Simon Zealotes] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints/48 Simon the Zealot & Apostle] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=May&day=10 The Holy Apostle Simon, the Zealot] (''Prologue of Ohrid'')
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*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/groups/ntp05.htm Icon of Apostle Simon the Zealot]
  
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[[Category:Biblical Saints|Simon]]
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[[Category:Martyrs|Simon]]
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[[Category:Saints|Simon]]
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[[Category: 1st-century saints]]
  
== Source ==
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[[ar:سمعان الرسول]]
St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
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[[el:Απόστολος Σίμων]]
 
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[[fr:Simon le Zélote]]
[[Category:Martyrs]]
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[[ro:Apostolul Simon]]
[[Category:Saints]]
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Latest revision as of 05:26, October 25, 2012

Apostle Simon the Zealot

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Simon the Zealot was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, referenced in Matthew 10:2-4 and other places in Holy Scripture. His feast day is May 10.

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Life

Simon was born in Cana of Galilee and was one of the Twelve Great Apostles. He was the bridegroom at the wedding feast where Christ changed the water into wine (John 2:1-11). Because of that miracle, St. Simon left his home, parents and bride to follow Christ. After Pentecost, he preached the Gospel in Mauritania in Africa.

He ended his missionary work in Georgia. St. Simon was tortured and crucified by the pagans in Abkhazia.

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 3)

O holy apostle Simon,
entreat the merciful God,
to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion (Tone 2)

Let us all bless the eloquent Simon in praise,
who sowed the doctrines of wisdom in the hearts of the faithful;
for he now stands before the throne of glory
and rejoices with the angels,
as he prays for us all unceasingly.

Source

External links

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